Smart Home

Clever contacts for smart windows

Author: Alexander Wieczoreck, Product Manager, Aug Winkhaus GmbH & Co. KG
Issue 02-2017: read all articles online read as pdf

Winkhaus Clever contacts for smart windowsThe requirements that windows must meet have increased. Windows must operate without any technical problems and, at the same time, meet high aesthetic standards. Wireless contacts mounted in visible locations that signal an open window therefore tend not to fit the concept, even though they are useful for many smart control scenarios.

Unobtrusive and yet smart

The concealed FM.V wireless contact from Winkhaus is different. It is seated right in the rabbet and is therefore not visible when the window is closed. The EnOcean-based wireless contact works without cables and can therefore be coupled with many compatible smart home systems to monitor the windows of a building.

Flexible retrofits

Connectivity to wired alarm systems is also possible. These systems can be connected to the FM.V wire contacts with the aid of the wireless relay from Winkhaus. This eliminates the need to laboriously lay cables in the wall. Certified by VdS-Home, the association of property insurers, this solution is especially suitable for retrofitting plastic and wooden windows with a rabbet depth of at least 24 mm.

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Perpetuum is EnOcean's customer magazine focusing on solutions and products for energy harvesting technology. The technology delivers the data for the Internet of Things in a resource-saving, self-powered and maintenance-free way. In doing so, it enables the smart use of buildings, cities and industrial plants. In the categories Internet of Things, Smart Building, Smart Lighting and Smart Home the EnOcean's partners in particular have their say highlighting their expertise.

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